Monday, May 05, 2008

Geocaching!

After a long break, I finally went geocaching Sunday!! Yes, I am excited about it. Between my wife being so sick last year and my MS, I did not get hardly any caching in this last year. Now that our lives are pretty much back in order, I can start caching again. I traded my Lowrance H2Oc some time ago for a new, in the box, Garmin 60CSx. It has pretty much gone unused since I made the trade. Needless to say, it got a nice test drive yesterday. Our first cache was MnM Urban Jungle. It was relatively close to home and new since my last time caching. We were able to park fairly close and walk to the cache. Mike spotted it first. It was a nice size ammo can. We didn't take anything but we left a few trinkets. Here is a view from near the cache.

Geocaching

Next, we headed for Fenced In. We were able to locate the clever hide quickly. From there, we headed over to Fitness Walk - West Bank (South). They don't call this one Fitness Walk for no reason! It was a bit of a hike in to the cache. Trust me, I need the exercise so I am not complaining! We ended up hitting three caches and made thee finds. I am so impressed with the Garmin 60 CSx. I loved my Lowrance but (as much as I hate to admit it) the Garmin is just a all around better unit. That said, it should be as it is about 33% more expensive. I was fortunate to get such a good trade. I traded a Garmin eTrex Legend (older model) and my H2Oc for the 60CSx so I think I ended up with a good deal as the 60CSx had not even been opened. The two units I traded were in good shape but well used.

As soon as I get more time with the new Garmin, I will post a review. Like I said, I'm quite impressed so far. It is a VERY accurate unit.

While we were out, we swung by Riverside Airport and did a little photography. There was a B-17 visiting that had caught our eyes.


B-17 Liberty Belle

4 comments:

Webfoot said...

Excellent B-17. If you ever get out to California, be sure to check out some of the air flight museums up by Edwards Air Force Base. Very cool stuff there.

You might also be interested in Shutterspot, a GPS game where you take pictures of something, or somewhere and challenge people to find it based upon just the pictures you post.

Sunny Smith said...

Hi Steve,

I don't see an email contact for you, so thought I would leave you a comment. I am the Marketing Manager for BarZ Adventures, the maker of the Zoo Ranger series of GPS video tour guides. We have recently introduced a 27 stop multimedia tour of the Oklahoma City Zoo which also includes a "scavenger hunt" version, where users are challenged to "find" tour stops within the zoo and are then asked trivia questions to earn points in the hunt challenge. As your readers are interested in Geo-Activities around the state of Oklahoma, I thought you might be interested in this new GPS tour. I would be happy to send you a press release if you are interested, images as needed or answer any questions you may have about the tour.

Kind regards,

Sunny Smith
Marketing Manager
BarZ Adventures Inc
512-732-0135

GPSOkie said...

Hi Sunny,

I'm very interested in Zoo Ranger! Actually, I'm looking at visiting the OKC Zoo this next weekend to do some photography. I would love to see the press release and do a write up about Zoo Ranger. You can contact me via ablessg@gmail.com

Thanks,
Steven

GPSOkie said...

Webfoot,

Thanks for sharing those sites! I visited GPS Game a couple of years ago but they have grown quite a bit since I was there. Shutterspot looks pretty cool. I'm going to take some time and go through the website. It looks like fun.